Awards Recognize Outstanding Achievements in Furthering Sustainability in Business Travel and Meetings
Alexandria, VA (January 6, 2016) —GBTA Foundation’s Project ICARUS announces the call for applications and nominations is now open for the fourth annual Outstanding Achievement Awards for Sustainability in business travel and meetings across North America.
Through these awards, GBTA Foundation looks to recognize travel buyers, suppliers, intermediaries, individuals and groups who can demonstrate outstanding leadership, innovation and commitment to delivering best in class sustainability programs, products and services across North America.
“The continued growing awareness of the importance of responsible travel management has driven a significant increase in the number of companies building sustainability principles into their business travel and meetings programs,” said Bernard Harrop, head of sustainability for Project ICARUS. “We look forward to once again recognizing companies and individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to the drive for greater sustainability in our industry.”
Recipients will be will be announced and presented with a specially commissioned bronze Project ICARUS award at the annual GBTA Foundation Gala this April.
The closing date for applications is March 14, 2016.
For more information, and details on how to be considered for one of these prestigious awards please visit the Project ICARUS website or contact Bernard Harrop at [email protected].
CONTACT: Colleen Gallagher, +1 703-236-1133, [email protected]
About Project ICARUS
Project ICARUS, a GBTA Foundation initiative, is the most widely recognized and respected Corporate Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility program within the global business travel and meeting industry. This is a project led by and targeted primarily at national and international travel buyers/managers and their suppliers/intermediaries, who wish to integrate sustainability into the way they manage, run and supply travel and meetings programs. www.gbta.org/foundation/ICARUS.
About the GBTA Foundation
The GBTA Foundation is the education and research foundation of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. Collectively, GBTA’s 7,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its growing network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts with world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media. The Foundation was established in 1997 to support GBTA’s members and the industry as a whole. As the leading education and research foundation in the business travel industry, the GBTA Foundation seeks to fund initiatives to advance the business travel profession. The GBTA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, see gbta.org and gbta.org/foundation.
About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth, gbta.org